What sort of things do we get up to?

Recent Events

Chinese dragon

Members of the Learning Zone held a series of evens for Chinese New Year making our very own Chinese dragon puppet!

Not only was this a great chance to socialise, but we also learnt lots about crafting and puppetry, and had an immersive experience of Chinese culture.

Wildlife Trust Partnership

The Learning Zone has recently partnered with The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to use it's nature reserves for educational activities.


Using this amazing resource members have offered to run various activities throughout the year including 'Paella in the Woods' cooking sessions, 'Wild Art' courses, story sessions and more...

World Book Day

Members of the Learning Zone love any excuse to dress up and get baking!

This World Book Days activities also included writing a story and playing story character 'guess who'!

Evacuee Experience Day

As a registered charity the Learning Zone can access activities otherwise only available to schools. This Evacuee Experience Day at Havenstreet Steam Railway was an awesome day of living history offered for schools. Members enjoyed a train journey from Havenstreet to Smallbrook and back, with a simulated waving off and pretend bomb on the line!

'Secrets of the Solent'

The Wildlife Trust provided a fun and informative talk for a large group of members. Following this many of the members decided to take part in the Trust's 'Weave-A- Fish' project where groups create textile sea creatures for display around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Recycling Talk

The talk by Amey recycling was an excellent opportunity for members to learn about what is and isn't recyclable and get a greater understanding of what happens to our waste.

Pizza Express Experience

Budding pizzaioli had a hands on session at Pizza Express with their professional chefs, including making and taking home their own pizza! 

J R Zone

The Learning Zone funded an evening social at JR Zone soft play centre. A great opportunity for adults to socialise while kids of all ages played together.